User Topic: Quote from the Bloggess
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Cool  Posted: 9:54 PM, June 13th (Thursday)

"And eventually the clouds metaphorically part and – as if by magic – we get a blast of normalcy and remember how amazingly wonderful it can be to feel life instead of suffer from it." - Jenny Lawson

I read this today in a post by the Bloggess. Her post was about depression, but this quote echoed for me in another way.

It reminded me so very much of the moments back when I was in the thick of things. The moments when the pain of the betrayal, the chaos of the every day, and the relentlessness of the shit storm would part, and for a brief moment, I could see the sun again. I could see what was on the horizen, and I could visualize the new normal that was waiting, just around the next corner. Those moments saved my sanity in the darker days.

Sunshine lies ahead. Believe it.

You can call me NIK

"Sometimes it takes a good fall to know where you really stand."
-Hayley Williams

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Default  Posted: 10:17 PM, June 13th (Thursday)

thanks for sharing.. so can't wait to see the sun again.

Digging Deep in the Mud

Posts: 232 | Registered: Mar 2012 | From: Virginia
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Default  Posted: 10:17 PM, June 13th (Thursday)

Thank you.

Me-BW 50

2 Ddays and lots of TT

Scars remind us where we've been. They don't have to dictate where we're going. (Criminal Minds)

I saw him, I could not unsee him. -StrongButBroken

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Default  Posted: 10:23 PM, June 13th (Thursday)

Yes ~ so very true!! Thank you for sharing NIK!

Me (BS): 42 Children: DD 19, DS 15
Settled at mediation
Officially divorced ... SOON!

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Default  Posted: 10:54 PM, June 13th (Thursday)

NIK, you need to repost that on Monday's inspiration post.

I trust you is a better compliment than I love you, because you may not trust the person you love, but you can always love the person you trust. - Unknown
Relationships are like sharing a book, it doesn't work if you're not on the same page.

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Default  Posted: 12:19 AM, June 14th (Friday)

Love it!

Me: BS
2 kids: DD15 and DS18
Him: The Assclown NPD
OW: "friend" of 15 years
Divorced! Feb. 2010

Everybody, soon or late, sits down to a banquet of consequences.
~Robert Louis Stevenson

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Default  Posted: 12:35 AM, June 14th (Friday)

Yo Empress... knock, knock.

I loved this. And yes, sunshine lies ahead.

Travel light, live light, spread the light, be the light. ~ Yogi Bhajan

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Member # 33226
Default  Posted: 7:48 AM, June 14th (Friday)

Yo Empress... knock, knock.

You can call me NIK

"Sometimes it takes a good fall to know where you really stand."
-Hayley Williams

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Default  Posted: 11:26 AM, June 14th (Friday)

Love her blog and her book! Thanks for sharing.

Me- BS
Him- FWS (I hope- F)

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Default  Posted: 2:56 PM, June 14th (Friday)

I bow to those who keep their hearts open when it is most difficult, those who refuse to keep their armor on any longer than they have to, those who recognize the courage at the heart of vulnerability. - Jeff Brown

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Default  Posted: 2:57 PM, June 14th (Friday)

I thought it would be "a hug is a strangle, not yet finished." LOL

But this one is nice too.

Him WH
2 ddays in '07
"The cure for the pain, is the pain." -Rumi

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Default  Posted: 7:10 PM, June 14th (Friday)

I love this NIK - so true!!

Sunlight has been big for my healing metaphorically and literally (ironic if you knew me - I have Vitiligo). It has been so nice to 'feel' myself too after having numbed and dumbed myself down for so long.

Love it. Thank you for sharing.

a hug is a strangle, not yet finished.

I may have reached a point where I'd piss on him if he was on fire.... eventually!!

Posts: 5555 | Registered: Apr 2012 | From: Australia
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Default  Posted: 7:56 PM, June 14th (Friday)

That's a great quote!

“People who cheat feel that life is for the taking, and that everyone deserves happiness no matter what the cost. I must remember these tricks if I ever have my soul surgically removed."
Me: BS 42. Him: WH 41 2 Kids 6&9
Married 14 yrs Together 21

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Default  Posted: 10:23 PM, June 14th (Friday)

I keep thinking that if I just hold on for a little while longer it will be like giving birth....painful for a little while but you have a wonderful new life on the other side.

BS 43 (me)
FWH 48
D-day 9/07

Dont retreat, reload.
"Pull that knife out of your back - and sever the fuel line to that bus you got thrown under" Bufffalo

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